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Inside This Issue: PUEBLO COUNTY FAIR INFORMATION ►Michael Martin Murphey ...................................................... 2 ►County Fair Schedule.......................................................... 3 ►Volunteers Needed ............................................................. 4 ►Fair Ambassadors Needed ................................................. 4 ►Personal Safety ................................................................... 5 ►Fasion Revue Practice ........................................................ 5 ►Last Chance for Test and MQA .......................................... 5 ►Teen Superintendents ......................................................... 5 ►Wool Lead Contest.............................................................. 5 ►Display Boards Available .................................................... 5 ►Silent Auction ...................................................................... 5 ►Required Supplments for e-Records .................................. 6 ►e-Record Book Information ................................................. 6 ►Dog Show Set Up................................................................ 7 ►Showcase Sale Information and Deadlines ........................ 7 ►Mandatory Showcase Sale Meeting ................................... 7 ►Showcase Sale BBQ Tickets .............................................. 7 ►W&W Feed and Bedding During Fair ................................. 7 COLORADO STATE FAIR INFORMATION ►Youth And Adult Volunteers Needed .................................. 8 ►Punch Passes Available ..................................................... 8 ►State Fair Exhibit Entries .................................................... 8 ►Teen Clerks ......................................................................... 8 FOR YOUR INFORMATION ►Corley Laughlin Picks the Foundation ................................ 9 ►National 4-H Congress 2012 .............................................. 9 ►Rocky Mountain Camps Open to Military Kids ................... 9 ►Daniel’s Scholarship Opens Application Process ............... 9 ►Report Form Workshop ....................................................... 9 ►Fair Board Meetings .......................................................... 10 ►Deadlines .......................................................................... 10 ►Achievement Night ―Year In Reivew‖ ................................ 10 ►Leader Enrollment Reminder ............................................ 10 ►4-H Truck Raffle Tickets.................................................... 10 ►Report Fomrs Due............................................................. 11 ►Adventure Day Camp ........................................................ 11 ►Food Judtges Training ...................................................... 11 ►4-H Camp .......................................................................... 11 DOG ►Sponsors Needed ............................................................. 12 ►Upcoming Shows ............................................................. 12 ►County Fair Test and e-Record Requirement .................. 12 ►Test Policiy ........................................................................ 12 ►Feet n’ Fur ......................................................................... 12 HORSE ►Horse Show Judges .......................................................... 13 ►Horse e-Records ............................................................... 13 ►Stall Policy ......................................................................... 13 ►Horse Council .................................................................... 13 ►Fundraiser ......................................................................... 13 ►Volunteers Needed for Summer Show and Fair ............... 13 ►Round Robin Judging........................................................ 13 SHOOTING SPORTS ►Mandatory Shoots ............................................................. 14 ►State Campout .................................................................. 14 ►State Shoot Information .................................................... 14 ►e-Record Grading Volunteers Needed ............................. 14 LIVESTOCK ►New e-Record Grading System ........................................ 15 ►State Fair Information........................................................ 15 ►Judges ............................................................................... 15 ►Livestock Test Policty........................................................ 15 ►e-Record Policy ............................................................... 15 4-H LEADER NOTES, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST CALENDARS

June, July, August 2012

2012 Pueblo County Fair

SAVE THIS NEWSLETTER! Since County Fair is early in July, this is the newsletter for June, July and August. Read it carefully and save it. If you misplace it, you can also look it up on our website at http://pueblo.colostate.edu/4hy/4hy.shtml. Any updates or new information can also be found on our website or our Facebook page. Please check your email every Friday for our Friday 4-H In4mation email that contains periodic updates.

Food at the Fair! Breakfast * Lunch * Snacks Nachos Chili Dogs Breakfast Burritos Daily Specials And more!

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Find us at the Dairy Barn! Concession by: Parent/Leader Group If you need any special accommodation(s) to participate in the events listed in this newsletter, please contact Colorado State University Extension at 719-583-6566. Your request must be submitted at least five business days in advance of the event. Colorado State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Pueblo County cooperating. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.


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PUEBLO COUNTY FAIR INFORMATION PUEBLO 4-H/FFA COUNTY FAIR Schedule of Events Friday, July 6 Shotgun/Trap Skeet Check-In ....... 7:30 a.m. Pueblo Skeet & Trap Club Shotgun/Trap Skeet Shoot ............ 8:00 a.m. Pueblo Skeet & Trap Club Shotgun/5-Stand ........................... Following Skeet Shoot Pueblo Skeet & Trap Club Saturday, July 7 Archery Check-In ................... 7:30 a.m. ........ Livestock Pavilion Air Rifle/Air Pistol Check-In ... 7:30 a.m. ........ 4-H Dining Hall Archery .................................. 8:00 a.m. ........ Livestock Pavilion Air Rifle, Air Pistol .................. 8:00 a.m. ........ 4-H Dining Hall Horse Shows: Foal, Green Horse, Miniature ....................................... 8:00 a.m. ........ Horse Arena Horse Show: Western ........... 10:00 a.m. ..... Horse Arena Ranch Rodeo ........................ 4:00 p.m. ........ Grandstand Sunday, July 8 .22 Hunt/Target Rifle Check-In ...... 7:30 p.m. ........Pueblo West Shooters .22 Hunt & Target Rifle Shoot ....... 8:00 a.m. ........Pueblo West Shooters Horse Show: English, Gymkhana (check in 7:00 a.m.) ............................................... 8:00 a.m. ........Horse Arena Muzzle Load Check-In ................... 10:30 a.m. ............................................... Pueblo West Shooters Muzzle Load Shoot ........................ After.22 Shoot ............................................... Pueblo West Shooters Fashion Revue Practice/Set up ............................................... 3:00 p.m. …..Events Center Shooting Sports Awards Dinner .... 6:00 p.m. ........Dining Hall Monday, July 9 Horse Show: (Check in 7:00 a.m.) Working Ranch Horse ........... 8:00 a.m. ........ Horse arena Fashion Revue Judging ......... 5:00 p.m. ........ Creative Arts Public Fashion Revue ........... 7:00 p.m. ........ Creative Arts Tuesday, July 10 General & Consumer Science Interview Judging ............................... 8:00 a.m. ........ Events Center Dog Show Registration .......... 8:30 a.m. ........ Ag Palace Dog Showmanship, Obedience and Rally ....................................... 9:00 a.m. ........ Ag Palace Breeding Meat Goat Check In 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ..................... Sheep & Swine Barn Breeding Beef and Breeding Sheep Check In 6:30 p.m................. ....................... Sheep & Swine Barn Sheep/Goat Weigh-In .... 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ....................... Sheep & Swine Bldg Beef Weigh-In ................ 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. ....................... Livestock Pavilion Swine Weigh-In ............. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ....................... Sheep & Swine Bldg

Wednesday, July 11 Small Animal Barn Open 10:00 a.m. Sheep Show ..........................8:00 a.m. ....... Livestock Pavilion Community Open Class Check-In ............................... 10:00 a.m. to Noon ....... Events Center Events Center Open to Public ...... 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Community Open Class Judging .. 1:00 p.m......... Event Center Meat Goat Show ....................1:00 p.m. ....... Livestock Pavilion Breeding Goat Show ..............After Meat Goat Show .............................................................. Livestock Pavilion Market Sheep and Market Goat Championship Drive .......................................6:00 p.m. ....... Livestock Pavilion Thursday, July 12 Rabbit Check-In ............. 7:00 a.m. ....... Rabbit/Poultry Bldg Rabbit Show .................. 8:00 a.m. ....... Rabbit/Poultry Bldg Swine Show ................... 8:00 a.m. ....... Livestock Pavilion Poultry Check-in ............ 10:00 a.m. ..... Rabbit/Poultry Bldg Exhibits on Display ........ 10 a.m-6 p.m. ........ Events Center Poultry Show .................. 11:00 a.m. ..... Rabbit/Poultry Bldg Pack Goat Show ............ 1:00 p.m. ....... Horse Arena 4-H/FFA Alumni BBQ ..... 5:30 p.m. ....... Livestock Pavilion Beef Show ..................... 6:30 p.m. ....... Livestock Pavilion Market Beef Championship Drive follows Beef Show Market Swine Championship Drive follows Beef Drive Friday, July 13 Dairy Goat Check-In ...... 7:30 a.m. ....... Livestock Pavilion Dairy Goat Show ............ 8:00 a.m. ....... Livestock Pavilion Exhibits on Display ........ 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ... Events Center Ultra Sound-Beef, Sheep, Goat, Swine ............................... 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Round Robin Clinic ........ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ..... Livestock Pavilion Live Ultrasound Results . 6:00 p.m. ............... Livestock Pavilion Dance ............................ 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ... Creative Arts Saturday, July 14 Round Robin Judges Orientation .......... 7:30 a.m. Livestock Pavilion Round Robin Contest .... 8:00 a.m. ....... Livestock Pavilion Exhibits on Display ........ 10 a.m. to close ..... Events Center Mandatory Showcase Sale Meeting ............. 1:00 p.m. Events Center 4-H/FFA Showcase Sale Buyer’s BBQ ......... 4:30 p.m. Events Center Wool Lead ..............................4:30 p.m. ....... Events Center Showcase Sale ......................6:00 p.m. ....... Events Center Animal Release ......................6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15 Release 4-H & Community Open Class Exhibits 11:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m... ...................... Events Center Horse Show Awards ..............2:00 p.m. ....... Dining Hall Animal Load out will be announced at the Mandatory Showcase Sale meeting and posted on the communication board at the County Fair 3


PUEBLO COUNTY FAIR INFORMATION County Fair Volunteers Needed In order ot continue showcasing the 4-H program, picture boards will be displayed in the Events Center. They were a huge hit last year. 4-H Contests including speech, performing arts, demonstration, cake decorating, creative cooks – if possible we would like to have an actual creative cooks table on display . 4-H Trips including all out of county trips LDC, Exchange, National Conference, Camp, District Retreat, Washington Focus from last year. Project Board – most projects will either be on display in the Event’s Center or the animals will be on the fairgrounds. We will need pictures from any dog shows, horse shows, shooting sports events, and fashion revue. These contests are over by the time the building is open to the public and Dana would like to have pictures for these events. Club Boards – Dana would like to have an 8X10 group photo of your club members, your club motto or slogan or goal statement and a list of projects offered in your club. Get your kids together and take a group picture as soon as possible. 4-H Seniors and/or College Students in their last year of 4-H – If you have a 2012 graduating senior in your club, we need a picture of them and a short biography for their own display board. If you have a member in your club who is currently in college and this is their last year in 4-H, we will need their pictures also a 5 X 7 photo is needed along with a brief bio of each student.). PICTURES WILL NOT BE RETURNED. We also need adults, older members or even clubs to ―ADOPT A BOARD‖. This means that you would be responsible for making sure all pictures, information, and captions are together and come and decorate ―YOUR BOARD‖ on Event’s Center set up day Sunday, July 8 at 1:00 P.M. or Tuesday, July 10 starting at 10:00 AM. You may turn in any pictures you may have to the Extension by JUNE 25th. If you are interested in helping with a board please let the office know or call Dana McClure at 485-3408.

Pueblo County Fair 4-H Ambassadors Help is also needed to be in the Event’s Center from Wednesday July 11th through Saturday, July 14th from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. The duty of these 4-H Fair Ambassadors would be:  Work a two hour shift (2 to 4 people at a time).  Greet visitors who come to view the projects on display  Wear a name badge and a 4-H t-shirt (if you have one from your club) or just wear a green shirt  Give away 4-H promotion items (stickers, tattoos, etc) to the general public  Be available at an information table to share 4-H enrollment information with the public  Monitor the building to make sure all exhibits are safe Who should this be staffed by:  Parents, leaders, older 4-H members (at least two adults per shift)  Younger members can help, but only if a parent/guardian or another adult is present  Officer’s of your club  Horse Council, Parent/Leader Group, Livestock Council, Shooting Sports Council Officers  Specie representatives from the livestock areas Call the Extension Office with times you would like to volunteer.

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PUEBLO COUNTY FAIR INFORMATION Personal Safety As we approach fair season, please remember there are a lot of people on the fairgrounds during our County Fair. Remember these things:  Always lock your vehicle.  Don’t leave valuables such as purses, wallets, etc. in your vehicle, even if it’s locked.  Don’t leave valuables unattended in your stalling area.  Obey traffic rules and regulations. Watch for children!  Be careful and have a great Pueblo County Fair!

Fashion Review Practice Sunday, July 8 – 3:00 p.m. Events Center, CSF. Take this opportunity to practice on the runway! Following the practice, participants and families will help decorate the stage.

Activity Table We would like to have an ―activity table‖ for younger members that might come with older siblings or anyone who just wants to ―sit down for a minute in a cool building‖. We will have a coloring page, word search games, etc. on hand at this table.

Display Boards For Fair Projects Available In The Office We purchased a supply of display boards that meet the exhibit guidelines for size. The price is $3 per board . The boards are white.

June 4 – LAST Opportunity for Dog & Livestock Tests and MQA Reminder – June 4 is the last opportunity to take dog and livestock tests and attend the Meat Quality Assurance Training. Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. in the 4-H Auditorium at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Meat Quality Assurance Training will begin at 6:30 p.m. Youth who also need to take the livestock test may do so after the MQA Training. Youth who have taken the MQA training, or dog members, may begin testing at 6:30 p.m.

County Fair Teen Superintendents Do you want to learn more about the County Fair, gain junior leader experience and strengthen your leadership? Volunteer to help at the Pueblo County Fair. Just call our office by June 22 to let us know you are available. Positions Available in: Horse, Livestock, Dog, General and Consumer Science

Wool Lead Contest Hey 4-H Exhibitors, The Wool Lead Contest is open to any 4-H/FFA exhibitor at the Pueblo County Fair. The goal of the contest is to promote the use of wool and fiber in clothing and accessories by showing its beauty, versatility and source. Your outfit may be homemade, store bought or pulled from your closet but a portion of your overall garment must contain wool or wool blend. This could mean a scarf or mittens. How about a vest or skirt? A wool cowboy hat or even a shawl! You do not have to own a sheep, fiber goat or llama to participate. You can borrow one from a fellow youth exhibitor who is showing one at the fair this year. Come try something new! Call the 4-H office to sign up. Deadline July 6. WOOL LEAD CONTEST Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:30pm Events Center

4-H Silent Auction If you have youth in any projects that might want to donate an item to the Pueblo County 4-H Silent Auction held during the 4-H/ FFA Market Stock Sale on Saturday, July 14, please encourage them to do so. This could be as simple as a youth in foods making an extra pie, cookies, a ceramics youth making an extra ceramic piece to donate etc. We ask each club to donate an item from your club for this Silent Auction. Contact the Extension Office if your club or members are going to donate something. Proceeds go to the 4-H Scholarship Fund.

Food At the Fair The 4-H parent/leader group has gotten together and will be sponsoring the Chill Grill at the Pueblo County Fair. The money raised from this concession stand will stay in the parent/leader group account to help with sponsorships for leaders/parents to attend trainings, trips and other requests. Volunteers are needed to work half day shifts during the pueblo county fair. Everyone seemed to enjoy having fresh, homemade food during the fair without leaving the fairgrounds. So before you show or after your show, please volunteer to help with this concession stand. Workers should be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult. The concession stand will be open most days during fair. To sign up for a shift, call Dana McClure at 719-485-3408 or email her at dlmcclure@socolo.net

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PUEBLO COUNTY FAIR INFORMATION Required Supplements for e-Record Books You can download your e-record book at the State 4-H website by going to http://4hweb.ext.colostate.edu/project_resources/erecords/ index.shtml. There you’ll find information on record books for general and consumer science projects, livestock/horse projects, dog/pet projects, shooting sports score sheets, and ceramics information you’ll also find the following required supplements: General and Consumer Science Projects: Advanced Photography Unit 6 Artistic Clothing Breads Experiment Cake Decorating Ceramics Clothing Construction Heritage Arts Home Environment Model Rocketry Small Engines Shooting Sports

Sport fishing Weeds Wildlife Woodworking Entomology Workbook Breeding Livestock: Breeding Beef Dairy Cow Record Ewe Record Goat Doe Record Breeding Goats Only

Angora Goats Cashmere Goats Individual Buck Rabbit Record Individual Doe Rabbit Record Individual Litter Rabbit Record Poultry Breeding Record Sow Record Other Supplements: Dog

E-Record Book Information Consumer Science and General Project Books: The Consumer Science and General Project Books will not be turned in to our office prior to fair; but will be turned in with your project when you bring the exhibit for your interview judging on July 10. Leaders must review records and sign them before fair. Exception: Shooting Sports e-records are due to the office by June 11 by 5:00 p.m. Dog, and Horse e-Records Dog and Horse e-Records need to be pre-graded by the 4-H leader, and we will need leader verification no later than JUNE 4 that the record book is acceptable as up-to-date and correct. A sticker will be provided for leaders to place on the record book showing verification that the book is acceptable. All completed dog and horse e-records are due in the CSUE office on September 10, 2012. Horse e-records will be graded by a committee and Dog e-records will be judged by an outside judge. Awards will be given at Achievement Night. Volunteers are needed to help judge horse e-records. Please call the office to sign up. Livestock e-Records Leaders need to review livestock e-records and verify that the record book is up-to-date and correct on June 4th. A sticker will be provided for leaders to place on the record book showing verification that the 4-H leader has deemed the book acceptable by June 4. Leaders must inform the CSU Extension Office that books are acceptable and youth are qualified to show. After County Fair all Livestock leaders need to phone in the scores for books and bring in the books nominated for best records (one for each age group— Junior, Intermediate, Senior). These records will be due in the CSUE office on September 10, 2011 by 5:00 p.m. Clarification on Dog, Livestock and Horse E-Records Youth MUST receive a minimum of 70% on their 2012 dog, livestock and horse E-Records to be eligible to show the project at the 2013 Pueblo County Fair. If the youth doesn’t show the project at the 2012 county fair, and did not drop the project by the add/drop date of March 15 and intends to show the project at the 2013 county fair, the youth is still responsible for completing a record book to avoid a score of 0%. Late Fair Deadlines The deadlines set by the Pueblo County Fair Board to include but not to be limited to the following: Entries, Nomination Cards, Registrations, Record books, are to be submitted to the appropriate place by the specified date and time. Those that are not turned in at the specified deadline will be considered late. All late items will be accepted for a period of five business days following the deadline for a fee. The late fee is $25.00 per 4-H/FFA member, not to exceed $50.00 per family. Fees are made payable to the Pueblo County 4-H Foundation. THERE WILL BE NO ACCEPTANCE OF ITEMS SUBMITTED BEYOND THE SPECIFIED GRACE PERIOD (FIVE BUSINESS DAYS) FOR THAT SPECIFIC DEADLINE. The late fee WILL NOT pertain to or include weigh-in dates, tests, wholesome meat statements (Animal care and housing forms), W-9s for the selling of animals through the Showcase Sale. Those must accompany the animal at time of sale, therefore if not turned in the animal is not eligible for the sale. 6


PUEBLO COUNTY FAIR INFORMATION Dog Show County Fair Set Up: The County Fair set-up will start on Sunday, July 8 at 12:00 noon. All available dog project members need to come by and help set up for the Dog Show.

W & W Feed and Bedding During Fair Remember – W & W Feed will have feed and bedding during County Fair. They are the contracted vendor on the State Fairgrounds. You must purchase all bedding from W&W Feeds.

SHOWCASE SALE INFORMATION AND DEADLINES Thank You Note Policy: Thank you notes (in unsealed, addressed, stamped envelopes) must be turned in to the CSUE by August 15 by 5:00 p.m. Extension personnel will record receipt of thank you notes and mail them for the 4-H member. Thank you notes received between August 16 and September 10 will result in a $75.00 deduction from the premium check. If original thank you notes to all assigned buyers are not submitted by September 10 by 5:00 p.m. of the sale year, the entire premium will be forfeited. Completed e-Record book grades must be called in to the CSUE by the leader no later than September 10 by 5:00 p.m. or the member will be subject to a $75.00 deduction from the premium check. E-Records must have a minimum score of 70% or the youth will be subject to a $75.00 deduction.

Mandatory Showcase Meeting Remember!!!! The next Mandatory Showcase Sale Meeting is Saturday, July 14, at 1:00 p.m. at the Events Center. Youth must attend this meeting to be able to sell!

Showcase Sale Bar-B-Q Tickets This year, tickets to the 4-H/FFA Showcase Sale Buyers Bar-B-Q must be purchased in advance. Adults tickets are $13.50, children 10 and younger are $9.00. Tickets must be purchased by July 11 and are available now at the Extension office.

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COLORADO STATE FAIR INFORMATION Teen Clerks The State 4-H Office is looking for teen clerks for the 2012 State Fair. Clerks are asked to arrive at Camp Tobin on Tuesday evening, August 14. The judging begins Wednesday, August 15 at noon and ends Friday, August 17 at 5pm. Applicants must be 13 years or older as of 12/31/11. The purpose is to assist with entering and judging of consumer science, general and natural resources projects; assist superintendents with contests and distribute 4-H information and answer questions at the 4-H Information Booths during State Fair. Applications are due in the State 4-H Office by July 1. Applications must be signed by the Extension Agent and are available in our office or on the state 4-H website.

Adult Volunteers Needed For State Fair Adult Display Volunteer – assists in setting up displays on August 18-19. You can select Home Economics Department or General and Natural Resources Dept. Volunteers receive Saturday evening dinner, lodging, breakfast and lunch Sunday. Display volunteers work with superintendents and building display supervisors setting up exhibits for display Adult Clerk Volunteer – 12 noon Wednesday through Friday, August 15-17 in the Home Economics Department or General and Natural Resources Department. Assists with entering and displaying of home economics, general and natural resources projects. 4-H Information Booth Volunteer – August 24 – September 3. There is a variety of two hour shifts to pick from. If a volunteer does 2 (2-hour) shifts, they receive a free meal. If a volunteer works a full day, they receive free meals and lodging at the 4-H Camp Tobin dormitory. Purpose – to staff information booth and answer questions for fair-goers on 4-H information, promote 4-H to the public and provide security for the projects on display.

State Fair Exhibit Entry Consumer Science and General Projects qualifying for State Fair must be checked into Pam and Carol at the State Fairgrounds August 15. Exhibits must be picked up September 4 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. If you cannot personally drop off or pick up your exhibit, check to see if someone in your family or 4-H Club can do it for you. To qualify for State Fair, the exhibit must be the first blue in each unit. County projects do not qualify for State Fair.

State Fair Punch Passes Available Adults and youth who have some kind of direct participation/ involvement with 4-H projects, contests or activities on the state fairgrounds may purchase one youth exhibitor 11-Day Punch Pass at $15.00 and one adult 11-Day Punch Pass at $35.00. Adult 5-day punch pass is $20.00 Money is due to the Extension Office by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Youth competing in the following State Fair Contests will receive one free day pass per contestant, per contest: Fashion Review, Shooting Sports, Creative Cooks, Dog, Demonstration Contest, Cake Decorating Contest and Performing Arts Contest. Contest dates are:  Fashion Review – August 18 – Arts Center  Shooting Sports (.22) – August 18 – Pueblo West  Shooting Sports (Air Pistol & Air Rifle) – August 18-19 – Event’s Center, CSF  Shooting Sports (Muzzleloading—Pueblo West & Archery— Lake Pueblo State Park) – August 19  State Fair Begins – August 24  Creative Cooks Contest – August 25 – Home Ec Building, CSF  Dog Showmanship – August 25 – Event’s Center, CSF  Demonstration Contest – August 25 – 26, 4-H Auditorium, CSF  Cake Decorating Contest – August 26, Home Ec Building, CSF  Dog Obedience & Rally – August 26 – Event’s Center, CSF  Rocket Fly Day — August 26  Junior Livestock Sale – August 28 – Event’s Center, CSF  Performing Arts (Musical & Dance) – September 1 – CSF  Robotics Showcase — September 1  Shooting Sports (Skeet – Junior/5-stand - Senior) – September 1 – Pikes Peak Gun Club  Sr. Skeet & Jr 5-Stand — September 2 — Pikes Peak Gun Club  Jr & Sr Trap — September 3 — Pikes Peak Gun Club  State Fair Ends – September 3

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OPPORTUNITIES Help Corey Laughlin Earn $5,000 For the Pueblo County 4-H Foundation!! Corey Laughlin has chosen 4-H as his non-profit of choice and 4-H being a potential recipient of $5000.00! Here are the details from the got milk scholarship he won and how he needs the help of the 4-H community to vote for him! If he wins the most votes on sammmvp.com at the awards ceremony on June 29 then 4-H is the recipient of $5000.00 in his name! • Sammy MVP charities: now that Corey is one of 25 Sammy scholarship winners, he has the chance to prove himself as the 2012 Sammy MVP. Starting June 4th you will call on friends and family to rally votes on Sammymvp.com. The scholar with the most votes by the close of voting on June 29th will be named Sammy MVP! The got milk? Campaign will donate $5,000 in his honor to the 4-H foundation. Please vote daily (every 24 hours) on Sammymvp.com and post a comment if you like with well wishes for Corey!

National 4-H Congress 2012 National 4-H Congress is held in Atlanta, Georgia each year during the Thanksgiving weekend. A new and exciting opportunity has come from the State 4-H Office concerning who can attend National 4-H Congress. Delegates will be selected by Grand Champions at the State Fair. If any of the following winners are from Pueblo County the trip will be awarded pending approval and funds available in Pueblo County. Breads, Cake Decorating, Child Development, Clothing Construction, Electric, Specialty Foods, Heritage Arts, Home Environment, Photography, Leathercraft, Leadership, Model Rocketry, Shooting Sports and Woodworking Senior Grand Champions. You may only attend National Congress once in your 4-H career. If a member has more than one Grand Champion, the member can still only attend one time. The Reserve Grand Champion will not be moved up to fill the position if a member has more than one Grand Champion. Adult Chaperone: one adult chaperone will be selected by the State 4-H staff through an application process. Their vision for 2013 is to send 38 delegates from Colorado pending funds available. This is a new and exciting opportunity for the youth of Colorado.

Rocky mountain camps open to military kids ages 13-17! Please help us fill our rocky mt. Adventure camps! $25 registration fee for military youth ages 13-17. Go to http:// www.active.com/military-camp/golden-co/rocky-mountainadventure-camp-Colorado-state-university-military-youth rocky mountain adventure camp 2012-buses pick up at Fort Carson, the Air Force Academy and Buckley AFB. June 05-June 08 RMAC Pingree camp 2 June 19-June 22 RMAC Pingree camp 3 July 09-July 12 RMAC Pingree camp 4 July 17-July 20 RMAC Pingree camp 5 We have just added 13 year olds so please help us spread the word. Contact Amy Quinn amy.quinn@colostate.edu with any questions.

Exciting news: Daniels Scholarship moves to open application process We are excited to announce that, starting in fall 2012, students will no longer need a nomination to apply for the Daniels Scholarship. A new ―open application process‖ will allow students to initiate the scholarship application themselves, rather than the process beginning with a nomination from a referral agency. While the new approach will provide greater access to students interested in applying for the Daniels Scholarship, we will still rely on the assistance of high schools, youth serving agencies, and college prep providers to share the opportunity to apply with viable candidates and provide recommendations for their scholarship applications. Students will have access to the 20122013 online scholarship application via the Daniels Fund website. The students and all student- identified recommenders will also have access to an online portal to monitor progress during the scholarship application process. As in past years, the scholarship application will launch in early September and close in late November.

Report Form Workshop Need a little help with your report form? Never done a report form? Have questions about your present report form? Then this workshop is for you! The Extension Office personnel will offer an informational and working workshop to help you with your report form. Many of the awards, trips, camps, etc in Pueblo require that you turn in a national report form. This is not your record book – it is a ―scrapbook‖ of information about your total 4-H career. The workshop will be held on July 24th in the Extension Office meeting room from 5 – 9 pm. You can download a report form on our Pueblo County 4-H website. Report forms will be due August 13th by 5:00 pm. Plan to attend and bring all your questions!

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION Fair Board Meetings When: Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, August 15 (July and August dates subject to change. Time: 6:30 p.m. Where: CSUE meeting room Please call the Extension office if you would like to be on the agenda.

Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines…

The office and fair board will strictly enforce all deadlines. Remember, meeting deadlines is a valuable life skill. Our office will make it a priority to get information out in a timely manner, so that you have time to meet the deadlines. If we receive information late or after the newsletter has gone out for the month, deadlines will be shorter. This information will appear in our Friday 4-H In4mation email. If you are not receiving this email please give your email address to us by writing to Leinberger@co.pueblo.co.us

Achievement Night "Year in Review" Slideshow Attention all 4-Her's! Pups and Hounds 4-H Club needs pictures (digital please) for the 2012 Achievement Night slideshow. Please take and send pictures of your club's events, projects, community service, activities, etc., from this 4-H year, and send to pupsandhounds.slideshowpics@gmail.com. We would love to have all clubs and projects represented - so get to snapping!

Important Leader Enrollment Reminder This is a reminder that 4-H leaders must submit an enrollment form each year to be considered a leader. If you have not done so this year, please fill out an enrollment form which enables you to be covered for liability and get credit for the year of leadership.

Friday 4-H In4mation Email If you are not receiving our Friday 4-H Information email, please send your email address to leinberger@co.pueblo.co.us

4-H Truck Tickets Truck Tickets are here! We will once again be selling the truck raffle tickets in 2012. Ford has donated a 2012 Ford F-150 XLT 4 X 4 Super Crew pickup truck to Colorado 4-H. But, there is more good news…..we have added more prizes: Grand Prize – pickup truck 2nd prize – $950.00 cash 3rd prize – $750.00 cash 4th prize — $500.00 cash 5th prize - $250.00 cash Winner does not need to be present to win. Purchase your tickets at the State Fair on September 3 and be eligible for a special $100 drawing in addition to the main drawing on September 22. This is a great 4-H club fundraiser – your club gets $2.00 for every $5.00 ticket sold. This is a great rate of return. The county ticket sales will end September 4, 2012 with the drawing done during at the Colorado State Fair on September 2, 2012. Please start talking to your clubs NOW about this fundraising opportunity. Last year, close to $600.00 was distributed to local 4-H clubs and the Pueblo County 4-H Foundation. This is a great way to raise money for your club. Tickets may be checked out at the Pueblo County Extension Office. For more information, contact Carol in the office.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION Report Forms - Due August 13 Report Forms will be due in our office on later than August 13 at 5:00 p.m. If you are eligible for an Outstanding 4-H’er or Citizenship/Leadership Award, your report form will have to be turned in at this time so the committee can review them before interviews.

Washington Focus Trip Congratulations to the following youth and adults who will be traveling to Washington with the Citizenship Washington Focus group in mid-June: Jacob Barker, Colton Cude, Corbin Deaton, Lena Garrison, Tianna Mayo, Clara McClure, Rachel Palmer, Austin Santistevan, Allyson Seley, Kodie Sheppard, Jennifer Steinbeck, Stacy Steinbeck and chaperones Erin Barker, Dana McClure and Chris Cude

Host Families Needed – 4-H Japanese Exchange 2012 Host families are needed for 65 inbound Japanese boys and girls, ages 12-21, coming to Colorado through the 2012 inbound Colorado-Japan teen exchange. Hosting dates are July 23 – August 18 or July 25 – August 18. This program is coordinated through Colorado State University and has been running since 1975. Host families do not need to be a member of 4-H and may reside in urban, suburban, or rural settings throughout Colorado. They may share a room with their host sibling. Matches are made on the basis of same sex and close in age, as well as some common interests. Note: host siblings may be as young as nine to match with a 12 year old Japanese participant. All participants are 100 percent medically covered with 4-H insurance and may participate in host family vacations, camping trips, youth camps. They are expected to become part of the family, including attending church, helping with household chores, follow house rules, and participate in other aspects of us daily life. The program covers costs for the exchange. Each participant has his/her own spending money. Japanese participants will attend an orientation in Denver before going to host families and a debriefing in Denver before returning to Japan. Orientation for host families is done in Denver on the same day as delegate pickup. Carpools are planned to transport delegates to homes if host families are not able to attend orientation or pick up their exchange student. A complete orientation packet including program information, culture information, and complete application of the delegate they are hosting will be mailed to host families. Host siblings have the option of traveling to Japan to participate in a four or eight-week exchange while staying with Japanese host families and learning Japanese culture. The greatest success occurs when families treat the delegates as a member of the family, rather than a ―guest.‖ Please contact: Courtney Loflin phone: 970-491-2711 e-mail: courtney.loflin@colostate.edu Host families are also needed for the 4-H/Flex Exchange – 10 month exchange from August, 2012 through mid-June 2013 – these delegates come from the former soviet union and speak proficient English. If interested in this exchange, contact Courtney.

Adventure Day Camp The seventh Adventure Day Camp will be help August 1, 2, and 3. This is right before school starts so it is a perfect way for the summer to come to a close. If you have not volunteered your help is still needed; please call Pam.

Community Service Opportunity The Colorado Mission of Mercy is a large scale dental clinic that is held annually in a Colorado community. The concept is simple: create a two-day dental clinic to provide dental services to those who can’t afford it. The sixth annual COMOM will be held in Pueblo at the Colorado State Fairgrounds September 28th and 29th with clinic set up on September 27th and clinic take down September 30th. Volunteers are needed to help with this clinic. The donation of snacks is also needed. A list is available in the Extension Office or call Pueblo 4-H leader Sandy Koehn for information. Her contact number is 719-568-0947 or community chair is Karen Perko 719-542-0036. This would be a great fall community service opportunity for individuals and clubs.

Food Judges Training Interested in becoming a certified food judge? You will learn the skills to judge competitive food entries at the county and state fair levels or just come and learn what judges’ look for in evaluating your county or state fair food entries. This class will be held Saturday, June 30th at the VIP clubhouse at the Colorado state Fairgrounds. Registration fee is $10.00 which includes lunch. Veteran food judges Karen Deck and Loretta Ivory will be teaching this class. To register call 719-404-2080 or entries are available in the Pueblo Extension Office. Deadline for registration is June 20, 2012.

4-H Camp Now is the time to register your child for 4-H camp. The camp will be held at the Beulah Mountain Park Environmental Center. Cost per member is $65.00 which includes linens and food. Dates for this camp are June 29, 30, and July 1. Your camp counselors have met and are planning a great time for you! This year’s theme will be ―the Olympics‖. The deadline for registration has been extended to June 11th – we need 40 campers to hold this camp. Applications are available in the extension office or on our website at pueblo.colostate.edu. Come join us for fun, food, games, and team building!

Incidents of Rabies In Skunks Is On the Rise in Colorado!

The best source for the statistics of rabies surveillance in Colorado is the Colorado Department of Public Health and environment (cdphe) rabies webpage which can be accessed at: http:// www.cdphe.state.co.us/dc/zoonosis/rabies/ the referenced webpage has many helpful resources for veterinarians, public health personnel, educators, and the public. Two important points are the following: Animal owners need to be aware that rabies is transferring from one species to another and they should monitor all animals for clinical signs. Local veterinarians are a valuable resource to help decide the best course of action to protect livestock and pets from rabies. Local health department officials in Pueblo are urging the vaccination of cats and dogs. For more information on horses and livestock, please visit the website listed above. 11


DOG Upcoming Dog Shows The next dog show will be held Saturday, June 16 starting with registration at 8:30 and the show beginning at 9:30 a.m. Advanced show entries can be obtained on the Pueblo County 4-H website or through your 4-H leader. This show will be held in the Ag Palace and sponsored by the Mighty Dogs 4-H Club. All 4-H Obedience, Showmanship, and Rally classes will be offered. The third show will be sponsored by Greenhorn Valley Kickers and take place at Craver Middle School on Saturday, August 4. This will be a show-and-go type show and we will have our Pueblo County 4-H Dog Project Annual Pot Luck Lunch. This show will also be informal – you will not need to dress up for showmanship – this is a fun day, but scores will count for those needing an additional score before State Fair. State Fair placements will not be announced at County Fair, but will be announced shortly after the August 4 show. County Fair Dog Show will be held in the Ag Palace on Tuesday, July 10 starting with registration at 8:30 a.m. and show at 9:00 a.m. REMINDER – You must show your own dog that you own or co-own with someone; otherwise you will be showing for EXHIBITION ONLY and will receive a participation ribbon.

Sponsors Needed The Pueblo County 4-H Dog Program is looking for possible sponsorship of awards for youth for the 2012 Pueblo County Fair and the 2012 Colorado State Fair Dog Trials. If you know of an individual or business that would like to sponsor some of these awards, please get in touch with Erin Sneed, Donna Darnell, Gail Kingrey, or Carol Kuhns. A state approved request letter is available for your use in contacting donors. Call Carol in the Extension Office for copies of this letter.

Dog Shows: El Paso County – June 10th – fairgrounds – Calhan, CO 9:00 am registration $5.00 per dog for the day $3.00 additional dog – questions call Mary at 719-351-7451 Douglas County – July 21 – 8:00 am registration; show at 9:15 am – pre-registration is strongly recommended by contacting Mary Parenti at 303-681-3152 or email: excalibur981@msn.com Carol also has entry forms in the Extension Office.

Outside shows for dog project: New this year – only one score from outside shows will be counted toward state fair eligibility so it is very important that you get copies of score sheets in to Carol in the Extension Office within one week after the outside show. We will use the highest score in each class entered from outside shows to count toward state fair eligibility. If you have any questions, contact your dog leader.

County Fair Test and e-Record Requirement Remember, you must score at least a 60% on your dog test to be able to show at the 2012 County Fair. If you took the test in May, you may call the Extension Office for your score. The final test date will be Monday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the 4-H Assembly and Dining Hall at the fairgrounds. Record books requirements include scoring at least a 70% on your e-record to be able to show in the dog project in 2013. If you did not drop your dog project by the add/drop date in March then you are required to do a record book to avoid a zero. If you do not do your record book and did not drop you will not be able to show dogs in 2013. E-records are due September 10. If you have questions about this policy, contact Carol in the Extension Office.

2012 Dog Test Policy 1.

If you had a test score of 80% or better on your 2010 dog test and are not 11 or 14 4-H age this year, you DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE TEST . 2. If this is your first year in the dog project, you must take the test. You must pass with a 60% or better. Anyone with a learning disability should provide us with a letter from your school Special Education Teacher. Contact the office individually and the appropriate arrangements will be made to take the test. 3. If you score at least an 80%, you will not have to take the test until you move up to the next age group (8-10 Junior, 11-13 Intermediate, 14-18 Senior). 4. The test will be over the first three chapters of the new 4-H manual) 5. Final opportunity will be provided for testing.  June 4 — 6:30 p.m. — Dining Hall & 4-H Auditorium— State Fairgrounds — (Test follows MQA training) An alternate of June 25 is available for those who take the test both times but do not pass, or for those with circumstances that make it impossible for them to attend on June 4. You must be able to come to the CSU Extension Office during regular business hours and be finished taking your test by 5:00 p.m. You MUST send a note to the Extension Office BEFORE June 4. A list of May test scores and those who have tested out with an 80% is available at the Extension Office.

Feet n’ Fur Feet N’ Fur will be held September 8th at the City Park Bark Park. Fun includes a silent auction, low cost vaccination clinic, great prizes for the top two who bring in the most sponsorship money, family friendly, city park pool dog swim, games and prizes. Check out the website at feetnfur.com or contact Carol in the Extension Office for entries and pledge forms.

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HORSE Horse Show Judges The following horse show judges have been contracted for the County Fair: Western, English, Gymkhana, Foal, Ranch, Green Horse — Lindsey Berbee Western Trail — Autumn Haugen

Stall Policy Stall Policy The Stall Policy for the Spring, Summer and County Fair will be as follows:  $15.00 per stall (this applies to full or part time use at shows)  If you do not clean your stall, an additional $10.00 will be due  Club leaders will be checking stalls after the shows and reported to superintendents and the office  Shavings must be purchased through WW FEed at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.  Tack stalls are no charge  Cleaning of stalls includes raking and piling outside the stall where a bobcat can scoop it up and dispose of it. If we continue to do a good job at cleaning stalls, our fee will remain at $15.00; otherwise the fairgrounds can charge us up to $25.00 per stall. Let’s all work together and save some $$$$.

Thank You! Thank you all of the leaders, parents, and youth who helped with the two safety clinics and the showmanship horsemanship and trail clinics. Your time and talent are always appreciated! Working together we can make our horse program the best in the State!!!

Clarification on Horse E-Records Youth MUST receive a minimum of 70% on their 2012 horse e-Records to be eligible to show the horse project at the 2013 Pueblo County Fair. If the youth doesn’t show the project at the 2012 county fair, and did not drop the project by the add/drop date of March 15 and intends to show the project at the 2013 county fair, the youth is still responsible for completing a record book to avoid a score of 0%.

REMINDER – Horse registrations and lease agreements are due in the CSUE Office by 5:00 p.m. June 4. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS OR LEASE AGREEMENTS WILL BE TAKEN. Please register any horse that you think you might use at the Pueblo County Fair. Registrations are available in our office or on line in your horse record book.

Volunteers Needed For Summer Show and County Fair Horse Show Remember, sign up sheets will be available for the Summer Show and County Fair Show at the next Horse Council test date and meetings in June. It is your responsibility to sign up when you help. We need everyone’s participation to make our horse shows run smoothly.

Horse Council The next Horse Council Meeting and Summer Show test date will be June 12th. Testing starts at 5:30 pm, the meeting will start at 6:30 pm and tests will resume until 7:30 pm. It will be held in the 4-H auditorium at the fairgrounds. The County Fair test date with no meeting will be held June 25th. Testing starts at 5:30 pm. This test will be held in the 4-H auditorium at the fairgrounds.

Mark This Date On Your Calendar – SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012 The Only Moneymaker For Horse Council Mark July 29 on your calendar and plan on spending the day earning money for the Pueblo County 4-H Horse Council. Last year the Horse Council earned $4,000 in a short amount of time. Little Britches has offered to let us do it again this year. They stated that we did a great job so we need to do the same this year. We are also planning a pizza party after the cleanup. MARK JULY 29 ON YOUR CALENDAR – WE NEED EVERYONE’S HELP!!!!!

Round Robin Judging for Horse Records in 2012 The 4-H Horse Record Books for 2011/2012 will be judged with a ―round robin type judging‖ process. This is the same as last year. This is an opportunity for you to be an active part of the horse project in Pueblo County. If you would like to be part of this process, please contact Carol in the CSU Extension Office. This is a great way to learn what to look for and how to correctly fill out the horse e-records. Grading dates to be announced.

Douglas County Open Horse Show Buckle Series - the two last shows in this series is June 9th and June 23 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Western, English and Gymkhana events are available. Contact www.douglascountyextension.org or contact Brenda Kwang at bkwang@Douglas.co.us

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HORSE Poisonous Plants for Horses Webinar June 13, 2012 12:00-1:00 pm Mountain Time This Webinar (can be viewed via any computer with internet access) Dr. Anthony Knight will cover the important poisonous plants in the inter mountain area that are poisonous to horses, providing plant characteristics, the toxic principle in the plant, and the clinical signs that horses are likely to develop if they eat the plants. Whether you are turning a horse out to graze, taking a trail ride in the mountains, feeding hay, or deciding what trees to plant in or around your horse pasture, poisonous plants are always of concern. There are numerous native wild flowers and noxious weeds that can cause poisoning in horses that eat them. In addition some common desirable trees and shrubs used in landscaping can be hazardous to horses. Presented by Dr. Tony Knight, CSU Clinical Science Professor and author of several poisonous plant books. To register go to: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform? formkey=dc1cvdvuq01rm3j4rfdhwnh6zmnqm0e6mq#gid=0

A FUNraising Event Benefitting: Saddle Up Foundation. A mini cattle drive will take place August 4th at the Barnes Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado. Online registration link – Barnes Ranch – www.barnesranch.com Saddle Up! Is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to empowering individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies provided at a family-friendly ranch.

SHOOTING SPORTS Mandatory Shoots All youth will be required to participate in at least one county sanctioned and supervised practice match in each of their disciplines to qualify to shoot in the County Fair Matches. The mandatory practice matches remaining are as follows: Archery, .22 Rifle, Muzzleloader: June 23 – Pueblo West Range – 7:00 a.m. registration Air rifle/pistol: June 6 & 11, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. June 16 – Auditorium SFG – 7:00 a.m. registration Shotgun: June 20 – PT&S Range – 4 PM registration. Please note these dates may differ from previous newsletters. Remember, youth must have a hunter safety number in order to shoot at the county and state fairs. The number must be listed on the shooting sports contest entry for county fair.

County Fair Potluck Dinner The Shooting Sports County Fair Pot Luck Dinner will be July 9, in the Dining Hall. Each club member should attend, and for every three attending, bring one main dish, one side dish and one dessert.

Thank you! The Pueblo Trap and Skeet board would like to thank all the 4-H’ers, parents and leaders that helped with the clean-up on April 14th. Everyone did a great job. All the painting, cleaning and loading the trap houses was done by noon and we all enjoyed a pizza party – thanks again!

E-Record Grading Volunteers Volunteers are needed to help grade Shooting Sports E-Records on June 18 (NOTE CHANGE OF GRADING DATE) at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. Please call the office or email Chris Cude to volunteer. This is a great learning opportunity as well as a good way to grade books before County Fair. You do not have to be a Shooting Sports Leader to help grade record books. An orientation will be given before the grading process begins.

State Shoot Information State Shoot information can be found on the web site http://www.colorado4h.org/events_opportunities/state_fair/packet/ index.shtml

Shooting Sports Council The last Shooting Sports Council meeting before fair will be July 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the CSU Extension Office.

Shooting Sports Family Campout: June 15-17 - Grainger Ranch near Victor See the State 4-H Shooting Sports Website for details! It’s a fun, inexpensive family outing. http://www.co4hshooting.org/family_campout.html

Douglas County 2nd Annual Oakland Ok’s Shotgun Fun Shoot And Benefit June 9th from 9;30 am to 5:00 pm. Join Alex Charvat, History Channel’s ―top shot‖ and have fun and support a Douglas County family battling Huntington’s disease. This event will be at the Sterling Ranch. Space is limited . Advance registration is on-line at http://preview.tinyurl.com/oaklandoks 14


LIVESTOCK Livestock e-Record Grading Leaders need to review livestock e-records and verify that the record book is up-to-date and correct on June 4th. A sticker will be provided for leaders to place on the record book showing verification that the 4-H leader has deemed the book acceptable by June 4. Leaders must inform the CSU Extension Office that books are acceptable and youth are qualified to show. After County Fair all Livestock leaders need to phone in the scores for books and bring in the books nominated for best record (one for each age group—Junior, Intermediate, Senior). These records will be due in the CSUE office on September 10, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.

Colorado State Fair Information The 2012 Colorado State Fair livestock schedule is now available at: www.coloradostatefair.com. Check the website periodically for updates.

County Fair Judge The judge for breeding & market beef, sheep, swine, and breeding & market goats is Jason Miller of Sunray, Texas.

Help With Your Rabbit Project If you are interested in learning about rabbits, Pueblo County is very fortunate to have Walter and Shirley Sloan available to help you with your rabbit project. Contact Walter and Shirley at 564-5004.

Clarification on Livestock E-Records Youth MUST receive a minimum of 70% on their 2012 livestock e-Records to be eligible to show those livestock projects at the 2013 Pueblo County Fair. If the youth doesn’t show the projects at the 2012 county fair, and did not drop the project by the add/ drop date of March 15 and intends to show the project at the 2013 County Fair, the youth is still responsible for completing a record book to avoid a score of 0%.

Wool Pool Collection This collection will be held June 16th from 9:00 am to noon at Cynthia Swick’s place, 34450 Hwy. 167, Fowler and hosted by the Southeast Colorado Wool Growers Association. All wool must be bagged in approved sacks or bales and separated into black face wool, white face wool, tags, bellies, and black wool. The SECWGA will collect the payment from the wool from the wool buyer and make payments to each participating producer. Market charges are 15 center per pound for non- SECWGA members. Contact Cynthia Swick at 719-263-4325 or the Otero county extension office at 719-254-7608.

Kit Carson County Prospect Show Saturday, June 9th at the Kit Carson county fairgrounds in Burlington, Colorado. Classes available for beef, sheep, goat and swine showmanship and prospect market beef, sheet, goats and swine. For more information call: 719-346-5571 ext 302 or 719-349-2500. Pre entry not required, but appreciated.

Livestock Clinics and Shows Southeast Lamb and Goat Jackpot Blast – co-sponsored by Mesa Misfits 4-H Club. The Clinic is on June 16 with registrations beginning at 3:00 p.m.. The jackpot is on June 17. Weigh-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and 1st show starts at 10:00 a.m. 2nd show starts at 2:00 p.m. Flyers are available in our office. If you have questions, please call Gregg Hartman at 719-821-4762 or Marlissa Gonzales 719-229-5483.

4th Annual Anthony Ingo Memorial Jackpot Saturday, June 16 Hog Show #1—scales open at 7:30 a.m., and show begins at 10:00 a.m. For information, contact Nona Manchego at 719-671-5559 or A.J. Ingo at 719-251-4752. Flyers are available in the Extension Office.

Mandatory Showcase Sale Meeting – July 14 All 4-H members planning to sell at the 2011 Showcase Sale during County Fair must attend the following meeting: When: July 14, 1:00 p.m. Where: Events Center– Fairgrounds

Douglas County Junior Livestock Show June 2, 2012 – Douglas County Fairgrounds – included are goats, sheep, beef and rabbits. Cash prizes available. Registrations can be found at www.Douglascountyextension.org or contact Brenda Kwang at bkwang@Douglas.co.us

2012 Livestock Test Policy 1.

If you had a test score of 80% or better on your 2010 dog test and are not 11 or 14 4-H age this year, you DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE TEST . 2. If this is your first year in the dog project, you must take the test. You must pass with a 60% or better. Anyone with a learning disability should provide us with a letter from your school Special Education Teacher. Contact the office individually and the appropriate arrangements will be made to take the test. 3. If you score at least an 80%, you will not have to take the test until you move up to the next age group (8-10 Junior, 11-13 Intermediate, 14-18 Senior). 4. The test will be over the first three chapters of the new 4-H manual) 5. Final opportunity will be provided for testing.  June 4 — 6:30 p.m. — Dining Hall & 4-H Auditorium— State Fairgrounds — (Test follows MQA training) An alternate of June 25 is available for those who take the test both times but do not pass, or for those with circumstances that make it impossible for them to attend on June 4. You must be able to come to the CSU Extension Office during regular business hours and be finished taking your test by 5:00 p.m. You MUST send a note to the Extension Office BEFORE June 4. There will NOT be an alternate MQA training offered. A list of May test scores and those who have tested out with an 80% is available at the Extension Office. 15


4-H LEADER NOTES This is a special page in the 4-H Clover Power Newsletter. It is designed to be a simple resource to put important dates and brief information at your fingertips—in a hurry. Details of deadlines, events, etc, will be inside the newsletter. All dates are subject to change and more dates will be added as locations/times are confirmed. JUNE 4—MQA and Livestock and Dog Tests 12—Horse Council – Summer Show Test 14—Scholarship Interviews 18—Judge Shooting Sports Records 14—Horse Bowl 15-17—Summer Horse Show 16—Pueblo County Dog Show 18—Camp Counselor Meeting 19-22—State 4-H Conference 20—Fair Board 25—County Fair Horse Test 28—Horse Bowl 29-July 1—4-H Camp JULY 5—Shooting Sports Council 7-15—PUEBLO COUNTY FAIR 24—Report Form Workshop

JULY (con’t) 29—Horse Council Cleanup – Little Britches 31—Adv. Day Camp Set Up AUGUST 2011 1-3—Adventure Day Camp 4—Pueblo County Dog Show – Rye 24-Sept 3—COLORADO STATE FAIR SEPTEMBER 6—Shooting Sports Council 12—4-H Parent/Leader Officer’s Meeting 13—Livestock Council 19—Fair Board 28-29—Fall Leader Forum, El Paso County

OCTOBER 3 —4-H Parent/Leader Group 9—Horse Council 11—Showcase Sale Fall Meeting 17—Fair Board 19—4-H Achievement Night NOVEMBER 1—Shooting Sports Council 8—Livestock Council 13—Horse Council 14—Fair Board 16, 17, 18—Dare To Be You Camp DECEMBER 1-2—Bells of Christmas Craft Show 19—Fair Board

4-H DEADLINES June 1—Scholarship Applications due June 4—Dog Identification Forms Due June 4—Horse Identification & Lease Forms Due June 11—Camp Applications Due June 11—Shooting Sports E-Records due June 16—Air Rifle/Pistol Mandatory Shoot June 20—Shotgun Mandatory Shoot June 23—Archery, 22 Rifle, Muzzleloader, Mandatory Shoot August 13—Report Forms Due August 15—State Fair 4-H Project Check In September 4—State Fair Exhibit Pick Up September 10—Dog, Horse, E-Records Due September 28—Completion Reports, Financial Reports, Shooting Sports Instructor Reports Due October 15—Reservations due Achievement Night December 28—Club Organizational Plans Due

Carol Kuhns 4-H Coordinator

2012 COUNTY FAIR DEADLINES June 4 - Dog and Livestock Tests (Dog is at 6:30 and livestock begins following MQA) June 4 – All Fair entries due June 4 – COOL Forms due if they weren’t turned in at weigh in June 4 – Dog ID Sheets Due June 4 – Horse Lease Agreements and Registration Due June 4 – E-record book scores called in to CSUE by leader (livestock, horse and dog) June 11 – Shooting Sports E-records due to CSUE June 25 – County Fair Horse Show Test August 15 – Showcase Sale Thank You Notes Due September 10 – Horse and Dog E-records due to CSUE for grading September 10 – Leaders call in final scores of Livestock E-records – turn in books nominated for best record

Pam Neelan Community Coordinator

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